I don't like going to museums or historic places... on my own. However, going with a friend who is knowledgeable and passionate about the subject is wonderful. I can feed off their passion and ask questions about things I don't understand the significance of. On my own, I just don't have the patience to read all that's necessary to understand. I don't care enough on my own, but I love listening to other's talk about their passions. Adding in the visuals of historic or scientific facilities increases my appreciation of the topic all the more.
So next time I go to a museum or scientific center, I want to go with a friend who's even more excited than I am not because they don't know what's inside, but because they do.